Pastor Roosevelt K DeShazer, Sr., Board Member

Pastor Roosevelt K. DeShazer, Sr. worked in aviation for 27 years and has been a pastor for the past 11 years.

While serving in the church, Roosevelt served as the Development Director for the Youth for Christ City Life Work Program for troubled and at-risk young men. Since 2015, Pastor DeShazer has served as the Senior Pastor of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church.

Pastor DeShazer is a graduate of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI). He helped develop the Christian Leadership and Development Institute, a satellite of TUMI.

He and his wife Fern have 3 children and love spending time with their grandchildren. He enjoys fishing, hunting and enjoying the beauty of nature.